Imagine a warm summer day in a garden full of roses.
Now imagine you are tasting this day.
This is rosewater.
For my first attempt to use rosewater I chose a simple rosewater lassi - a sweet Indian yoghurt drink.
(from the Estonian magazine Oma Maitse, serves 2-3)
5 dl unflavoured yoghurt
1 dl cold water
3 tbsp sugar
2 tsp rosewater
1/2 tsp crushed/ground cardamum
(ice and rose petals for serving)
- Mix yoghurt, water, sugar, rosewater and cardamum well
- If you wish, add ice cubes or crushed ice and rose petals for serving
I'd just call the recipe flowery breakfast, because that's what it is for me. It has quite a strong cardamum taste - if you like cardamum, you'll probably love it. I like using ground cardamum because then there's a splash of taste in every sip and no bits to get between your teeth. As for the ice - it's cold here in the North! No ice in my breakfast! I'll just have to wait for the summer for that...
Rosewater is not a very cheap treat, although only little portions are used at a time. If you grow your own roses, see these recipes for making your own rosewater.